‘ St Paul’s Churchyard, Liverpool, is now being converted into an open space…and in cutting a trench a gruesome discovery has been made…’
During the summer months of 1894, when work was being carried out in St Paul’s churchyard, Liverpool workmen stumbled on an empty coffin.
When the coffin was raised it was found to have been broken open with the lid resting on the bottom.
The workmen had stumbled upon the empty coffin of Rev. Mr. Barlow, former vicar of the said church. The date of burial was traced back to 1814, some eighty years previous and it was duly surmised that the unfortunate vicar had been snatched by the resurrection men not long after his burial.
Northampton Mercury 22 June 1894